About the project

What is ROBINS?

ROBINS (ROBotics technology for INspection of Ships) is a collaborative project co-funded by the Research DG of the European Commission within the activities of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme.

The ROBINS project aims at filling the technology and regulatory gaps that today still represent a barrier to the adoption of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in activities related to inspection of ships, understanding end user’s actual needs and expectations and analyzing how existing or near-future technology can meet them.

Expected Impacts

The project is expected to support a wide scale adoption of RAS technology in marine industry, with an improvement of safety in ship surveys and economic advantages to all the relevant stakeholders

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ROBINS Activities

Aerial platform for irregular confined spaces

Development of an aerial platform to be employed in highly “irregular” confined spaces like ship ballast tanks.

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Autonomous flight capabilities for inspection of cargo holds

Development of an aerial platform for highly autonomous unsupervised navigation, able to explore efficiently wide spaces.

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Crawler platform for NDT measurements

Development of the highly mobile crawler able to passing obstacles and perform non-destructive testing (NDT).

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Software and data processing tools

Development of software tools for 3D reconstruction of confined spaces, post-processing of inspection data and virtual inspections.

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Testing Facility and on-board field trials

Design, implementation and execution of a set of tests, carried out in a specifically designed Testing Facility and during field trials on board.

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Performance assessment and regulatory framework

Fit for purpose evaluation of the RAS platforms and assessment of quality and testing performance of the Testing Facility.

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Project Consortium

ROBINS put together different backgrounds and disciplines. The Consortium includes partners from robotics and software industry (FLY, GEIR, OCC), marine industry (SSS, FAY, GLAF), classification societies (RINA, LR) and academia (UIB, UNIGE).

RINA Services S.p.A.

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RINA Services S.p.A.
Lloyd Register

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Lloyd Register
Flyability SA

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Flyability SA
GE Inspection Robotics

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GE Inspection Robotics
Open Cascade

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Open Cascade
UIB

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UIB
UNIGE

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UNIGE
Fayard A/S

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Fayard A/S
Ship Surveys & Service

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Ship Surveys & Service
Glafcos-Marine Ltd

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Glafcos-Marine Ltd

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